Dynamics AX 2012 Testing Best Practices Now Available!!

A new white paper, “Testing best practices for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012”, is now available on the Microsoft Download Center, PartnerSource, and CustomerSource.  The Download Center link is http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27565. This paper has been in development since early summer.  I got the first draft written, but then struggled with how to take the paper further.  Part…

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Visual Studio 10 Coded UI / Action Recordings support for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

The Visual Studio team maintains a web page (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd380742.aspx) titled Supported Configurations and Platforms for Coded UI Tests and Action Recordings. The Platforms table on the page lists UI technologies (MFC, WPF, Silverlight, etc) and applications (browsers, Office clients, etc) and indicates a status of Fully Supports, Partially Supports, or Not Supported for each platform…

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Microsoft Fargo is Hiring!

Just a quick post to let you know that we have a number of open development positions at our Fargo location.  In particular, we are looking to fill a number of Software Design Engineer in Test positions, including a couple on my team. Why should you be thinking about this, you ask?  Well, I like…

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Check out the Dynamics AX Community site!

The Microsoft Dynamics AX Community site is a great place to flag for all things AX.  There are guest columnists, blogs, videos, executive insights, and forums that enable you to “Ask the Community”.  There are two things in particular that I want to highlight:  blogs and Ask the Community. The AX blogs site currently has…

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Are all SysTest tests unit tests?

In my last post, I categorized automated regression tests into two broad categories – UI and headless. I placed SysTest tests in the headless category since the framework can’t test UI by design. In this post, I’m going to discuss different types of headless tests – particularly in relation to unit testing. In Inside Microsoft…

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Using the SysTest unit testing framework in Dynamics AX – why bother?

I’ve written about the Microsoft Dynamics AX unit testing framework, SysTest, in this blog in the past. The most notable was a post dedicated to reference materials for the framework here. I closed that post, dated February 2008, with “More on SysTest later…”. I doubt that I had over three years later in mind when…

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Converging on Atlanta

I am getting ready to head down to the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence Conference in Atlanta next week.  The conference is followed by a Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Solution Architect Workshop.  The primary reason for the trip is to help with the latter, but I’m also looking forward to attending sessions and meeting with customer /…

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Come to a Microsoft Fargo Career Day!

We have a number of openings at Microsoft Fargo on our development teams as well as other groups.  To help with the recruiting, we’re hosting two "Career Days” to learn about the opportunities in March – one in the Twin Cities and one in Fargo. If you’re in the Twin Cities area reading this, you…

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